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Man Made Board
Plywood PLYWOOD - This is made from wood veneers with each grain layer being at right angles to the previous and bonded together by resin and pressure. A number of different grades are available 1. Marine plywood that is water resistant. 2. WBP- Weather and boil proof 3. Boil resistant plywood. 4. Interior plywood. Plywood Shuttering Plywood Furniture
Blockboard Furniture Blockboard is made from rectangular strips of softwood glued and bonded together under high pressure. These strips are then sandwiched between a wood veneer, such as birch. A single veneer on both sides is known as 3 -ply. A double veneer on both sides is called 5 -ply.
Chipboard Flooring CHIPBOARD is made up of small chips of wood bonded together with resin and formed into sheets by compression. This is not as strong as plywood and blockboard but it is not expensive. Chipboard is often covered with a plastic laminate or wood veneer and used in furniture.
Veneered Chipboard Wooden Veneer VENEERED CHIPBOARD is made up of small chips of wood bonded together with resin and formed into sheets by compression. This is then faced with a thin wood or plastic laminate veneer (used in kitchen unit manufacture). One of the main drawbacks with this type of material is the unfinished edges. These need to be covered with an edging strip. Plastic Laminate Veneer
MDF Furnishings MEDIUM DENSITY FIBRE BOARD (MDF) is a extremely versatile product that is suitable for many interior projects. It cannot be used for outside work exposed to wet weather conditions, but is an asset for shelving, cupboards and surfaces inside the home. It has a fine texture that is even throughout its length. This is due to the method used in manufacture. Bonding wooden fibres together under high pressure forms MDF. The sheets are available in numerous thicknesses including 9 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm
Hardboard Perforated Hardboard Cabinet Back Hardboard is made from wood fibres that have been pulped. The pulp is put under pressure until the fibres bond The standard hardboard sheet is smooth on one side and has a textured underside, and is available in various finishes and thicknesses, the most common being 3. 2 mm.